Friday, January 30, 2009

The Ganges and The Nile


The Ganges and The Nile
David Rudder

Once upon a time there was a magic island,
Full of magic people.
Let me tell you a story
'Bout their pain and their glory, oh yeah.

Many rivers flowed to this naked isle
Bringing fear and pain
But also a brand new style.
And of all these rivers that shaped this land
Two mighty ones move like a sculptors hand.
And today those hands, across the land, man, they're still landscaping.
And there's no doubt we go work it out, there is no escaping.
As the river flows there are those who would change its passage.
But every common man got to under-stand up and send a message.
So put up your hand if you understand now.
Come.

See how we moving, watch how we grooving
See how we step in style.
One lovely nation, under a groove
The Ganges come meet the Nile.
Them boys with the hidden agendas, and the mind-benders,
People done take in front.
Various smart men, and politicians can come along if they want.

Cus the people got the power, and the glory.
See how we float in style.
See how we moving, watch how we grooving.
The Ganges has met the Nile

Differences, there will always be.
So let you be you, and I'll be me.
That's the damn ting self that makes it sweet.
Brother bring your drum, lewwe start to beat.

Don't mind them politcky politicky politicky politicky politicians.
And with their politricky politricky politricky politricky situations.
We done jamming and we jamming and we jamming and jam cus we know the story.
Let them fight if they want in this land of a different glory. (i might have this line wrong)
So put up your hand if you understand now
Come.

See how we moving, watch how we grooving
See how we step in style.
One lovely nation, under a groove
The Ganges come meet the Nile.
Them boys with the hidden agendas, and the mind-benders,
They will always do their do.
Various smart men, and politicians, dem could come along too.

Cus we moving with the power, and the glory.
See how we float in style.
See how we moving, watch how we grooving.
The Ganges has met the Nile

See how we moving, watch how we grooving
See how we float in style.
One lovely nation, under a groove
The Ganges come meet the Nile.
Them boys with the hidden agendas, and the mind-benders,
They will always do their do.
But now that we holding hands, trudging to the Promised Land
Them could come along too.

Cus we moving with the power, and the glory.
See how we float in style.
One lovely nation, heading to salvation.
The Ganges come meet the Nile.

7 comments:

Nan said...

Well, I am getting more Carnival from your blog than anywhere else right now! *Sigh*

LceeL said...

I have found that I really like David Rudder. That said, I am now home after a week 'down TT'. Such a beautiful place. How you must miss it.

Fazeela said...

Hi Theresa,
Have been searching for the lyrics to this heart moving song by David Rudder. Thanks for posting them.
I remember you as a little girl with Aliyyah and Anna at the Emperor Valley zoo, so many years ago.
All the best!
Fazeela Mollick.

Anonymous said...

Its 'deferred glory" ...

Alfajores Alfredo said...

What is the name of the CD where this song is included, please let me know. Thanks.

Alfajores Alfredo said...

Please let me know what is the name of the CD where this song is included. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

International Chantuelle by David Rudder :)